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  1. From your other thread..Did you download, update and run.... http://www.download.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html?tag=mncol&cdlPid=10896905 It should be able to see in to the Restore point areas.. For infections. Testmy.net is loading a wee bit slow at the moment here...
  2. You have the standard WildBlue new user syndrome. Faster than dialup. So you experience all the Internet has to offer. Just like the ad's say. And within a couple of weeks, your 'monthly usage limit' is almost hit. Also know as FAP. So then you upgrade to a higher package and get a little bit more gigabytes per month to help avoid the dreaded 2 week slowdown if you hit the limit. All the data that you do on the Internet with your ISP(WildBlue) counts to your limit. It is not a thing of 'downloading'. It's data transfer. From webpages and emails and music and videos.
  3. That Rolling FAP is a pain for new people at about two weeks in.... Can't remember if it is 12GB or 16GB of data transfer per month. And then you get slowed down and have to wait about another two weeks till the usage variable drops below a certain percentage..Bla.Bla.Bla. And then back to normal speeds again. WildBlue does have a FAP usage page for you to use. But may be delayed by a few hours in results. From what I've read, your speeds variation are about the normal now on some beams.
  4. First thing would be,, Who is the your provider? Wildblue. Hughesnet(KU or KA) . Or?
  5. pixiepistlz Just needs to find where the little basstard is hiding. Post the log and we can see. Some of these new virus are interesting in their methods. Sit in a folder and count down and launch and then go put a backup somewhere else in case they get found. But the Manual virus are still out there. Part of the program gets in and then pops up a fake security warning looking for the user to okay the rest of the Virus download. ActiveX virus are famous for that. Wifes Aunt had a fake warning come up on a site that it needed to have her install an ActiveX control to view content. She was already infected. But the ActiveX just makes it that much easier to control the system. Heres some information to the name given... http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Internet+pro+antivirus&btnG=Search Remember to only read the help and beware of any fake cures... http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/malware-removal/remove-internet-antivirus I only have ever had a Cool Web Search(WWW) I think it was, in the early days using Internet Explorer. Only partly downloaded and not yet active, but SpyBot found it and removed. Otherwise there was only the crapware that came with the computer. FireFox was named Phoenix and then FireBird at the time.
  6. Heres a list of fix it programs...... Run them all in safe mode. Which is Restarting computer and while tapping F8 during boot to get in to safe mode. Delete system restore points as well. Update all protections after download for latest definitions. http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/tools/security_tools/hijackthis http://www.hijackthis.de/ Automated file check for the log. http://www.zonealarm.com/store/content/home.jsp Firewall to know when stuff is trying to get out of your system. Windows firewall is only one way(inbound) in XP and now kinda protection for outbound in Vista. http://avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html Anti-virus http://lavasoft.com/ http://safer-networking.org/en/index.html http://www.download.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html?tag=mncol&cdlPid=10896905 http://www.superantispyware.com/
  7. You have a nasty one. It is sometimes hard to remove. """""""don't download it as it is a virus.""""""" you are already infected with it. Probably wants money after it scans too to remove the bugs it 'ahem' finds.. Use the HiJackthis to find parts of it....
  8. If you ever notice some cases, is that the Government does not want to clothe and feed and medicate people in jail for long sentences. It costs too much. And some get let loose before their term is half over, because of overcrowding. Oh and 'good enough' behavior. There are people who should go to jail for 6 months and end up making it a nighttime house arrest or weekend jail time, cause they need to work to support their family. There are people who should lose their drivers license, But the Judge allows them to drive to work. Drive to the food store. Drive to the Doctor. Drive to their pagan rituals. And the person ends up driving more than they did before they got busted... The System is broke and no one wants a prison in their neighborhood. And no one wants to work at a prison in the middle of the Arctic Tundra. Or North Dakota.
  9. http://www.pchell.com/support/mywebsearch.shtml Might the kids have installed smilees? MyWebSearch infected a lot of computers years ago and still shows up in the browser user agent on many forums.
  10. In Canada we now have the CHIP credit cards. Meaning that the metal chip on the card has to make contact with the pay terminal and you enter a code like at the ATM to do the transaction. But for the time being in the upgrade, there is still the magnetic stripe for swiping the card. But for restaurants, there is coming a secure, encrypted, mobile terminal for roaming use. http://www.rbcroyalbank.com/RBC:SWs09471A8YAW3AUEuM/cards/chip/index.html Way more secure than the easily hackable RFID. Since an RFID is always transmitting itself. But the terminals are set at low receive power, so it does not read the next guy in lines card. Easy to 'break the RFID chip as well. For security purposes obviously. All you need is a bright light to locate the RFID chip(dark spot) and then a small hammer. Only crazies put the card in the microwave and melt a hole in it.
  11. I've done the occasional free Proxys to see some content that was not available anywhere else but the home country. The YouTube page has the country content choices, but cookies based, so they are no good to my cookies clearing security. And Cache and whatever else the browser records.. My own version of Porn Mode..... But Why should anyone have to view the Internet via a Proxy? These Proxy companies are doing a great business with the way the Internet has become. Via paid or Ad supported services.. If people in the United States had to deal with what other countries have, there would be a major butt kicking happening..... Remembering Comcast's fake packets to stop file sharing. I suppose those poor Australians are going to have the Proxy servers on the blacklist if their Web Censorship project gets fully implemented... The Chinese have not blocked all Proxy servers. But they also monitor peoples connections for content, if the connection is not encrypted. But an encrypted connection means automatic guilt. I remember many years ago, during Federal election days, when the Canadian Government ordered TV re-sellers to shut down any American station with news(at the regular news time, but sometimes the whole channel due to hourly news updates). So that Canadians would not see the small possibility of a story about the Canadian election and sway the voters vote(Seriously).... Now a days there is an 'agreement' with the U.S. stations that are shown in Canada, to not say anything about the election. Since in Canada, Election day news of the election is illegal, until 8pm ish.
  12. Rant Mode On.... So Being in Canada and just going to YouTube.com tonight, and guess what? Re-directed to YouTube.ca . I didn't want to go there. I wanted to go to YouTube.com in the United States. Content is slightly different. Can be considered censorship by not allowing people outside of the States to access YouTube. Otherwise Google should put up the usual B.S. Sign of "you are not allowed to view our content from your country, Please try your own countries site", like many other TV show quality video sites do to us sheltered Canadian Patsies. The bribes continue to fly in Ottawa. "Freedom of Communication" is a right. And Not an option to be sold to the highest bidder. Network neutrality is spoken loudly by Google, yet they pull this crap. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Net_nuetrality Disclaimer: If you click below "Broadcast Yourself" on the YouTube page, you can get to YouTube U.S. content. It is cookie based, so is totally useless for us that delete our cookies on a routine basis. And why should we need to put in a special permanent tracking cookies to get to a place we wanted to go to in the first place? Anyone have a YouTube country specific by-pass code handy? This one is to get to Google.com http://www.google.com/webhp .But still shows a link to go to Canada. Which is OK. The choice is mine and not some scumbags in Ottawa or Google headquarters. Rant Mode Subsiding..................
  13. IF Microsofty had put an internal browser that was 100% separate from the Internet Exploder Browser(and security wise too), things might be more simple to just offer the user a choice of browsers Pre-Installed Or links to them. Ubuntu will be having a new version in April anyways... Been trying it out and this windows 7(just today) to see which will be the next operating system for me. XP is my main box. And this box is more of a test machine right now. But it still has the power to do things for comparison(a little bit slow on Webpage loading). But I was surprised Windows 7 worked on it.
  14. I actually dumped Ubuntu out and put Window 7 on the whole drive. So whatever drivers came with. Windows update only gave me an audio controller. But Ubuntu did offer a propitiatory graphics driver and a open source one. Did not notice any real difference between the two.. but the card's number is asus agp-v3800m/32m 1 in graphics and gaming graphics for 'system rating'.. 1.9 in processor and ram. 5.7 in the hard disc. I had a newer card in here with Ubuntu, but I put the card in my Mums machine last week when I rebuilt hers. The AERO I don't think is on. I am on a default single theme. But I like it this way. No fancy stuff. I still have to dig about in here a bit To see whats what.. Maybe I'll see if I can crash it. I'm not sure why Sleep is grayed out though? Might be a bios thing. I do have Hibernate.
  15. Got the Windows 7 Ultimate Beta. Put it on a massively, totally, over whelmed machine. HP Pavillion 7955 (about 8 or 9 years old). 1.5Ghz P4 512MB ram Graphics card New 160 GB hard drive. 7200 rpm ZoneAlarm 8. won't work(missing DLL or something). ZoneAlarm 7. installed but shows no sign of working.(But I am behind a router anyways).. Avast installed okay. Is already way faster out of the box than the Vista Basic on the 1 year old Lenovo 1.8Ghz. With 1 gig of ram. Also this box I had Ubuntu 8. on it and Windows 7 is less hard on the graphics rendering. I actually like so far. So when is the first Blue Screen of Death supposed to be?
  16. With your Twitter post, you could add that the apartment building(?) that you live in, also has other users on Comcast that are having problems(I guess, according to your speeds dropping down to 300Kbps in the evening).. Write up the times of slowness and high pings to attract nice attention.
  17. http://www.boston.com/business/technology/articles/2008/07/07/hurry_up_the_customer_has_a_complaint/ How about try Twitter? Comcast's Twitter team. Comcrap monitors some places and maybe, just maybe, they might help to upgrade your node. And putting Comcrap in the subject or text gets their attention as well.... I don't know if this site is still active, since it changed owners.. http://comcastmustdie.com/
  18. Have you tried another router or by-passed the router and connected directly to the cable modem? I gotta go............
  19. But for line one.. Do you have a router? That line should show as less than 1 milli second. Like this.... Pinging 192.168.1.254(this is for my router) with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64 Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64 Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64 Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64 Ping statistics for 192.168.1.254: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss), Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms EDIT:With a tracert result to my router.. C:Documents and SettingsOwner>tracert 192.168.1.254 Tracing route to 192.168.1.254 over a maximum of 30 hops 1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms 192.168.1.254 Trace complete.
  20. That is real ugly all over. Perhaps one of the main Gurus can decipher for you...
  21. this forums IP 74.54.226.166 Or testmy.net And router firewall may interfere, so you may need to be in the DMZ to allow it to pass.
  22. I don't have a MAC but .... Try this.. It's Something like the way Linux has it. The other option is to go to the Applications folder > Utilities > Network Utility > Traceroute. Type the domain or IP address in the field under "Please enter the network address to trace an internet route to" and click Trace.
  23. Have you done a Tracert to see where the LAG is?
  24. But you are forgetting the software(DAMA) that slows it down more. Instead of a 650ms ping. You get a 1100ms ping. But on the bright side it does get more people visiting forums to find out why the connection is so dang slow. And then the cursing begins. As the information about satellite to the lowly home users comes to light. DAMA http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demand_Assigned_Multiple_Access Simple wording is... Instead of having your own bandwidth waiting while you read the latest webpage issues of Cats of the Internet, The bandwidth goes somewhere else and you have to call the bandwidth back when you are ready to get the next webpage.
  25. Like this? http://www.rtwb.net/images/BeeHive.jpg It is for increasing distance of signal. If that is also an issue. http://www.crossoverdistribution.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=13_49_559_565&products_id=8014 I have seen some homes with a 40 foot pole on the roof, but with one or two layers of guy lines to stabilize the whole unit. The above would probably catch more wind and since it is more precise in aiming, may cause worse signal, unless tower is perfectly still in high winds.
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